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Propositions for Things and Places & Buildings and their Territories

Series: Joint Lecture Presentation
Date: Tuesday 21 October 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 103 mins

MARK PIMLOTT: Propositions for things and places
TONY FRETTON: Buildings and their Territories

Mark Pimlott is an artist, designer, writer and educator, whose practice encompasses installation, photography, film, art for public spaces and architecture, particularly, interiors. He is the author of Without and within: essays on territory and the interior (2007) and In passing: Mark Pimlott photographs (2010), and is currently assistant professor in TU Delft’s Chair The Architecture of the Interior.   Realised works include Neckinger Mills interiors, London (1988; 1994); Red House interiors, London (2001; 2004; 2011; 2014) in collaboration with Tony Fretton architects; restaurant Puck, The Hague (2007); Guinguette, Birmingham (2000); La scala, Aberystwyth (2003); and World, a public square at BBC’s Broadcasting House in central London (2013). Solo exhibitions include Studiolo (Todd Gallery, London 1995) and All things pass (Stroom, The Hague, 2008). The installation Piazzasalone (in collaboration with Tony Fretton) was shown in the Corderie dell’Arsenale at the 12th Biennale internazionale di Architettura di Venezia, curated by Kazuyo Sejima (2010).  Pimlott’s lecture will describe an appreciation of territories, interiors and their representations in his practice.

Tony Fretton is a principal of Tony Fretton Architects, along with Jim McKinney and David Owen. Their buildings include the Lisson Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Red House, British Embassy Warsaw and Fuglsang Art Museum in Denmark.  Tony Fretton was Professor, Chair of Architectural Design-Interiors at TU Delft from 1999 to 2013. Currently he is a Unit Master at the Cass and visiting Professor at UEL, where he is educational leader of the Bachelors program and will teach in the Masters of Research program beginning 2015.  His Lecture 'Buildings and their Territories' will discuss the projects and ideas set out in the recent Birkhauser monograph of the same title.

Image : Mark Pimlott, La scala 2003. University of Wales at Aberystwyth Penglais Campus, commissioned by the estate of Mollie Winterburn and Nora Gibbs and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre through modus operandi

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

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AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

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